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Pinellas Park's garage of tomorrow
Robotic Parking's automated garage concept promises to pack in twice as many cars as a standard parking garage, plus cut down on pollution, energy use, labor costs and frustration for drivers trolling endlessly for an open space. But critics argue the company has tried before but hasn't been able to reach its Jetsons-like goal.
Illustration: Move ’em and stack ’em: how automated parking works

A fix to withstand the freezer
With a little stick-to-itiveness, Big Daddy reduced fat ice cream is back in the freezers of some Tampa Bay area grocers.

Promotion leads to sticky situations
Like popcorn and movies or hot dogs and baseball, chewing gum and airplanes go hand in hand. At least for fliers seeking relief from air-pressure earaches.

A wired approach to marketing
As mall owners wrestle with how the Internet can help their properties, International Plaza has come up with a new twist.

For Catalina chief, the ivory keys are still waiting
Like most tech companies, the break rooms at Catalina Marketing Corp. are loaded with the latest office toys for computer geeks.

NebuTel hopes to ring up profits in the bay area
You don't have to tell Larry Hall that launching a company is a learning experience.

Business calendar
"Business Counseling" sessions, by the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the St. Petersburg Business Development Center, 1045 16th St. S; Tuesday through Friday at the Clearwater Airport Business Center, 4707 140th Ave. N, Suite 311; and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Public Library, 351 East Bay Drive. For an appointment or information, call the Business Development Center, (727) 893-9686; the Clearwater Airport Business Center, (727) 532-6800; or the Largo Public Library, (727) 587-6715.

Profile: Jim Hartfield
NEW POSITION: Director of education, Continuing Education Inc., St. Petersburg.

Company notes
REAL ESTATE: Allard Investment Realty, 695 Central Ave., Suite 207, St. Petersburg, announced the following sales transaction: Florida General Partnership, 11,775 square feet, industrial center, Crenshaw Commercial Center, 5452 W Crenshaw St., Tampa, $635,000, to Crenshaw Partners LLC.

Climbing the ladder
ARCHITECTURE: Sol J. Fleischman Jr. has been elected chairman of the board of the Hillsborough Education Foundation. Fleischman is president of FleischmanGarcia Architecture Planning Interior Design, Tampa, and has been on the board of the Hillsborough Education Foundation for more than eight years.

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